Illa de Tagomago

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Illa de Tagomago
Island Tagomago (from Punta d’en Valls on Ibiza).jpg
The island of Tagomago
Illa de Tagomago is located in Balearic Islands
Illa de Tagomago
Illa de Tagomago
Geography
Location Balearic Sea
Coordinates 39°02′00″N 1°39′00″E / 39.03333°N 1.65°E / 39.03333; 1.65Coordinates: 39°02′00″N 1°39′00″E / 39.03333°N 1.65°E / 39.03333; 1.65
Archipelago Balearic Archipelago
Administration
Autonomous Community Balearic Islands
Province Ibiza
Municipality Santa Eulària des Riu

Illa de Tagomago is a private island off the east coast of Ibiza belonging to Spain.

The etymology is likely from tagomago meaning "rock Mago" in reference to Mago Barca, a brother of the Carthaginian general Hannibal. In the Muslim era it was known as Taj Umayu.

It is 1,525 m long and 113 m wide. The island is rocky, with a port and a lighthouse in the extreme southeast. The Tagomago lighthouse was built in 1913 and is a landmark in the shipping routes from Ibiza to Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona. It is 86.3 m above sea level, and its height is 20.4 m.[1]

The island is owned by Spanish entrepreneur Mariano Montero, and has a small tourist facility that politicians and celebrities frequently visit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TAGOMAGO LIGHTHOUSE". Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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